Okay wow. My brain is kind of fried after that, but I think I liked it? I think I did. Starting off will a monologue about clouds definitely struck me to think of this man as crazy. But how could that be if he is so smart? Peters said that our goal as communication scholars is to find out what we take for granted. I really liked that and to that point, clouds were the perfect thing to talk about.
It amazed me how just the clouds you see in your front yard can carry a meaning you never thought of. Peters mentioned this when he talked about the cross-over of airplane exhaust visible at his Iowa home. I also liked the symbolism with miss atomic bomb and the idea that clouds are sexy if we make them. That they represent our power but also our struggle to stay within moral boundaries. Kairos in the context of weather was the last main point I took away from this lecture. The idea of the right place at the right time is essential to weather. Especially when it comes to reading it and capturing it. Whether that be in a painting like back in the old days.
While I enjoyed the majority of Peter’s lecture, it became a bit redundant for me after a while. After all, we decided to ignore clouds in the first place to shut up people rambling on about how to predict things from them. That being said, I thoroughly enjoyed the material I mentioned above and it was surreal being in the presence of someone that learned in communication studies.